Author: B V Raman
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788120810358
Prasna Marga is a unique work on astrology, natal and horary, of vital importance to every astrological scholar, practitioner and student. The author, a Nambudari Brahmin of Kerala who wrote this book in 1650 A.D., was a renowned scholar and has culled valuable information from a number of ancient sources.
This ancient work, and English translation of which is presented here in simple and elegant English interspersed with copious notes incorporating the author's own experiences, touches on some of the most important aspects of life marriage, children, longevity, death, disease, etc.
Part One is an exhaustive treatise on the various aspects of predictive astrology of immense practical utility, like – Jataka or predictive astrology, Muhurta or electional astrology, Parihara or remedial astrology and Nimittas or the Science of indications (omens).
Part II is an encyclopaedic work on matters that affect all areas of human life, such as marriage, children, causes of diseases as given in karma vipaka and the remedies, matters relating to deities, rulers, war, natural calamities, travel, rulers war natural calamities, travel, rainfall, digging wells, details for finding underground water, theft cases, dreams and their interpretation as indicators for death of disease and its timing etc.
Practitioners of astrology will find in the two volumes the priceless contribution of Dr. Raman in providing a most comprehensive picture about the ancient classic – Prasna or Horary astrology.
--- R. Parthasarathy, The Hindu, Madras, 3 December 1996.